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corybantic Line breaks: cory|ban¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪˈbantɪk/

Definition of corybantic in English:


Wild; frenzied: rock and roll’s corybantic gyrations
More example sentences
  • We are at least spared the sight of these noise producers cavorting about the stage in a sort of corybantic frenzy.
  • Where his dexterous playing and effortless meter manipulation often buoyed the band's corybantic compositions, here, he's sadly mollified.
  • Everybody's dead, ‘declares a corybantic Stephanie in the opening line of the play.’


Mid 17th century: from Corybantes, Latin name of the priests of Cybele, a Phrygian goddess of nature, who performed wild dances, from Greek Korubantes + -ic.

Words that rhyme with corybantic

antic, Atlantic, frantic, geomantic, gigantic, mantic, necromantic, pedantic, romantic, semantic, sycophantic, transatlantic
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